At 1825 interiors, we specialise in furnishings for the family home. As professional home decorating fanatics, we naturally love homewares of all shapes and sizes. We know we’re not supposed to play favourites but, still, we’d be lying if we didn’t admit mirrors hold a special place in our heart. Not only can a single mirror brighten a room significantly (especially positioned opposite a window), it can also make it appear larger – no pricey home-renovations required! Read on for our best tips and tricks for selecting and hanging a mirror in your home.
Firstly, a great rule of thumb is to hang mirrors and artwork alike 150 centimetres from the floor to the centre of the mirror. This is a good way to ensure that people standing in front of the mirror or walking by can see themselves. It’s also important to make sure that the width of the mirror is smaller than the width of furniture positioned below it. How much smaller? Well, a mirror that’s two-thirds the size of the piece of furniture below it (or a tiny bit wider) will look fabulous almost every time.
When deciding on which style of mirror will best complement your home, keep one word in mind: balance. Rather than keeping things matchy-matchy, search for a mirror in a style that will balance out the pieces around it. For instance, if you have an ornate hall or console table, a clean-lined mirror can be a gorgeous choice. On the other hand, a mirror with a rustic timber frame would be great positioned above a contemporary sofa setting.
Most of our beautiful mirrors can be hung either portrait or landscape style with the aid of a two-part rail on the back. We’ve even made instructional videos to give you a step-by-step guide to hanging mirrors on both masonry and plasterboard walls.
To see our impressive range of quality mirrors – painted or stained, large or small – in person, be sure to visit us in store. Our friendly and experienced staff will be happy to help you choose the perfect mirror for your living space, one that you and your loved ones can enjoy for years to come.